Mississippi Administrative Code
22 - MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES
Part 4 - RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE TAKING OF CRABS IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
Chapter 08 - Closed Seasons
Chapter 08 Closed Seasons
100 The MCMR may establish a closed season or seasons for the use of crab traps in the public waters of this state. The MCMR may designate the closed season as not less than ten (10) days nor more than thirty (30) days per year. Any crab trap remaining in the public waters after the expiration of the seventh day of a closed season shall be considered abandoned and can be removed for proper disposal. The first seven days of the closed season shall be a period of time for crab fishermen to remove traps from the water; however, during this time harvest of crabs caught in traps is prohibited. The MCMR shall publish the season closure dates and areas in a closing order to the general public.